March 5, 2001 was a sad day for the Cecil family, but if there was anything I learned from my dad passing was to live life to the fullest.
He taught me so many things and gave me my love for travelling, history, science and life in general. Love you dad, you are missed.
March 1, 1946 — March 5, 2001
Dale Cecil of Silverton died March 5. He was 55.
The service will be held at 1 p.m. March 24 in the Orchard House Community Room at Providence Benedictine Nursing Center in Mount Angel.
Mr. Cecil was born March 1, 1946, in Greeley, Colo. He moved to Oregon when he was 3 and was raised in the Hood River Valley. He graduated from WyEast High School in Odell.
While working for JCPenney, Co., he was transferred to Bend in 1966. He lived in Bend for more than 20 years. He started his general contractor’s career in 1972.
He married Mary Nealeigh on Dec. 31, 1966, in Hood River. They moved to Salem in 1987 and became residents of Silverton in 1996.
Mr. Cecil graduated from Chemeketa Community College in 1992 with honors in computer technology and was voted Outstanding Student in Computer Curriculum. Most recently, he worked as a company service-support technician and nationwide trainer for Tak Industrial Corporation.
He was affiliated with Jehovah’s Witnesses. He also served on the Chemeketa Electronics Board as a community representative.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of Silverton; one son, Tom of Beaverton; two daughters, Judy of Silverton and Kathy Knight of Salem; his mother, Velma of Tillamook; four brothers, Milford of Mountain Home, Ark., and Samuel, Leonard and Jack, all of Tillamook; two sisters, Wanita Reynolds and Jean Purdie, both of Salem; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 1425 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J. 07009-9990. Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton is in charge of arrangements.